Accompanying the waiata is a songbook with lyrics, song sheets, curriculum achievement objectives, and suggestions for activities. The waiata tracks, lyrics and song sheets can be copied for classroom use. Click the link below to download the songbook. The waiata get progressively more complex as you go through the tracks. If you want to develop your confidence in teaching these waiata and haka, regardless of the age of your students, you should start with the earliest ones. Click the links below to download the tracks, accompanying teaching suggestions and song sheets.
Many of the waiata and haka have actions that can be performed. These actions can vary from iwi to iwi, rohe to rohe, and school to school. Teachers, students, schools, and the community need to take ownership of the actions they decide to use within their own context.
The performances and arrangements in this resource are models of how the melodies and pronunciation sound and are provided as a guide, feel free to create your own arrangements and sing these waiata in a way that suits your students. PDF 18KB. PDF 34KB. PDF 28KB. PDF 54KB. PDF 19KB. PDF 90KB. PDF 27KB. PDF 64KB. PDF 22KB. PDF 43KB.
PDF KB. PDF 32KB.Maori music isn't all about Ten Guitarskapa haka and poi. As for the beautiful lyrics that go with them, well how could you not be moved by our national language. Tell us your favourite songs in the comments below.
Our national anthem is a fairly bog standard colonial affair, flavoured with British bombast and Imperialistic pomp. Braken's lyrics are all well and good - they're where we get the uncharacteristically arrogant term God's Own to describe our homeland - but they are transformed into something truly magical when rendered in te reo. It's not a direct translation - some of the more bombastic sentiments are alien to te reo. But it does have a sense of spirituality the English entirely lacks.
Sung as a solo, as it is in the clip above, it takes on the solemnity of karakia, or the tenderness of a love song:. Listen to us, cherish us, let goodness flourish. The noble social goals behind the song.
But most of all, it's transcendent ability to deliver some cultural lessons to a wider audience. And it was a bangin' tune. I love the simplicity and the sounds in this song. The beautiful, haunting harmonies, sporadic sounds of birds with the constant poi beat allows me to feel grounded. The many opportunities for enthusiastic ad-libbing are also a bonus - I always insert an extra 'Aue! Finally, there's the nostalgia value - I simply can't remember a time when I haven't known this song.
Having sung it since my earliest primary school days, wherever I am it always reminds me of home. Maisey Rika's voice is as smooth as butter.
Listen to it and you'll want to fall asleep on a hammock on a Pacific Island with a warm breeze drifting over you. It's one of my favourite songs to listen to on a Sunday - soft and easy, especially if the sun is streaming through a windy Wellington day. With more than 2 million views on Youtube, Rika's song has received comments from all around the world. A beautiful video clip to match.Waiata — songs, chants, hymns, lullabies, love songs, laments etc.
Waiata is an integral part of formal speech-making and a vital way of expressing ourselves, both traditionally and contemporarily. Where possible, we have included a translation, a sound file or a link to a clip and also acknowledged the composers of the waiata.
Manaakitia mai, Aotearoa. O Lord, God of nations and of us too Listen to us, cherish us Let goodness flourish, may your blessings flow. Defend Aotearoa. Who will take responsibility on the marae now? Through the correct way Through truth and Through love it will be done. Let us sing to Mary, The girl who said "Yes let it be as you say, that I become the house of mankind. The Mother of Jesus, and the mother of the whole world.
Whaia te iti kahurangi aue Arahina mai ki te Ao hou?
If you pluck the heart from the flax bush which will then diewhere will the bellbird perch? What is the most important thing in this world? I tell you, it is people, people, people! NOTE: words in italics above are sung only by the kaea, or leader. This song talks about when to plant and when not to plant kumara. In extravagance and abundance, the mid- section develops. Where it is deemed tasteless, contradicts Tempting ones palate!
Here the happy voice of content acknowledges the gratification Scattered by the wind washed by the rain and transformed by the sun, all doubts are swept away and all restraints are cast down.
Music video filmed at Ihumātao to 'tautoko the kaupapa'
Fly o free spirit, fly to the clouds in the heavens, transformed by the sun, with all doubts swept away and all restraints cast down.
Yes, all restraints are cast down. The moon shines in the night You beam down The eye to the face of the night When the sun sets to sleep You beam down The eye to the face of the night Without you the eye of the night My path is lost When I turn to sleep You beam down The eye to the face of the night Forever shining, the moon of the night. Show your cross to me Let it shine there in the darkness To there I will be looking In life, in death, let me rest in thee.Aim for no more than 30 minutes for your rehearsal.
Just ask the experts at Treasury, who have done exactly that. It's also about living and sharing the cultural values that are special to this land we live in. As well as preparing you for any situation where you might need or want to sing a waiata, the act of singing itself is scientifically proven to be really good for you and your brain.
To start, you just need to be a keen participant. Find a space to rehearse in. At RNZ we are a flying hit squad who turn up to sing in different departments, so those who are glued to their screens either join you, or are treated to an impromptu concert at their desk.
Lunch rooms and meeting spaces are also good for rehearsing. Let's sing! It's the first time in years that we've had waiata practice. Tomorrow we're taking it to the radionewzealand newsroom. Make YouTube your friend.
For good or bad, the online video platform is the 21st choir director. Most waiata have versions online - many include written lyrics - so play it through your phone or workstation and sing along with your waiata mates. Although familiarity can help build confidence and ability.
It does pay to learn about your rohe area. A lot waiata are especially written for the flora, fauna and geographic features particular to a region or area. People don't always like to be human Wikipedias. If you do find one - congratulations! You may proceed to Step 3. Here is the radionz Wellington waiata roopu debut on air performance on ninetonoon. Can our Auckland colleagues beat this? Pull your head in and open your waha mouth.
Do a vocal warm up.This is when the most skilled toa warriors of the tangata whenua charge out to the gate where the manuhiri are waiting to display their skills with the taiaha long wooden fighting staff. This is a high-pitched call initiated by an elderly woman of the tangata whenua which prompts the manuhiri to begin walking slowly towards the marae.
Kaikaranga callers on the manuhiri side will respond to the tangata whenua, with each call representing a rope sent to the other side which is then pulled towards the wharenui meeting house. The high-pitch of the karanga is said to access te ao wairua the world of spiritsallowing the manuhiri to bring with them the spirits of their ancestors onto the marae with them, thus beginning the process of whakanoa lowering their tapu.
Traditionally it was only ruahine elderly post-menopause women who would perform karanga as it is a highly tapu act since it involves calling the dead. The tikanga is that performing karanga elevates your tapu, and the higher your tapu the closer you are to death. If there is no waiata tautoko after a speech this shows the other side that the people do not agree with what their speaker expressed, and sometimes a speaker will be interrupted by someone usually a kuia — elderly woman on their side standing and singing over them, making them sit down mid-speech and giving a clear signal to the other side that there is strong opposition to what was being said on behalf of them.
This is the first physical contact between manuhiri and tangata whenua and represents reconciliation after what was could have been a tense exchange of words between the two sides. Kai has the power to whakanoa reduce tapu so it is through the manuhiri and tangata whenua eating together that any final worries or anxieties felt by the manuhiri disappear and the manuhiri and tangata whenua mingle as one.
The manuhiri are no longer considered to be waewae tapu sacred feet, a term used for manuhiri before being welcomed to a new place and can relax in this new environment as their heightened tapu has been reduced to their usual level of tapu. Skip to content. Share this: Twitter Facebook. Like this: Like Loading Search for:. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.
Ae tautoko te korero. I support your words. I'm blessed. I support it. Kei te rongo ahau ki te waiata. I hear the music. More context All My memories Ask Google. Add a translation. Maori Tautoko.
Hei Waiata, Hei Whakakoakoa
English English. Maori Waiata. English Songs. Maori waiata.Te Arawa waiata tautoko
English songs. Maori tautoko mai. English Tautoko. Maori ka waiata. English sing. Maori tautoko e hoa. English support by friends.E minaka ana taku waha Ki te kai a te rangatira, Taku reo rangatira Taku kuru pounamu tuku iho.
I desire that my talk be like that of a leader, my noble language my precious inheritance. Faith and hope Love to the people Comes from the ancestors Handed down through the passages of time.
The wind from the north touches me, bringing loving memories so that I mourn in sorrow for my kin lost to me in the world of spirits. Where are they now? Where are those friends of former days who once lived in prosperity?
The time of separation has come, Leaving me desolate. Honour and glory Peace to all on the land Goodwill to everyone Forever and ever Let it be so. To the Highest, the one who keeps me close, the one who is good for me Let it be so. If you pluck the heart from the flax bush which will then diewhere will the bellbird perch? What is the most important thing in this world? I tell you, it is people, people, people! Our many thanks To you Lord For all thy blessings On those gathered here You are the one that will bring us together and show us a better life Lord, everlasting peace.
Who will take responsibility on the marae now? Through the correct way Through truth and Through love it will be done. Scattered by the wind washed by the rain and transformed by the sun, all doubts are swept away and all restraints are cast down. Fly o free spirit, fly to the clouds in the heavens, transformed by the sun, with all doubts swept away and all restraints cast down.
Yes, all restraints are cast down. Show your cross to me Let it shine there in the darkness To there I will be looking In life, in death, let me rest in thee. Cease the winds from the west Cease the winds from the south Let the breeze blow over the land Let the breeze blow over the ocean Let the red-tipped dawn come with a sharpened air.
A touch of frost, a promise of a glorious day. Honour and glory to God Peace on Earth Goodwill to all people Lord, develop a new heart Inside all of us Instil in us your sacred spirit Help us, guide us In all the things we need to learn today Amen. Kua mutu? Kaua e wareware! E haere ana koe ki whea? Te Reo Resources for Teachers.
Waiata — Song. Alphabet songs Practice your pronunciation with these two alphabet songs. Lay us down as firewoodso all is right teaching us to hold firmly to the right.
Karakia — Prayer Affirmation. This karakia can be used to start a class or hui. Mihi — Greeting.